Law Day

Law Day, held annually on May 1, is a national day set aside to celebrate the rule of law. Law Day provides an opportunity to understand how law and the legal process protect our liberty, strive to achieve justice, and contribute to the freedoms that all Americans share.

Community Service Project

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As Law Day 2024 nears, we invite you to join our community service project. With the theme "Voices of Democracy," we're organizing presentations at local high schools on May 1st. Your brief talk can inspire the next generation about democracy's importance. Document your participation with photos and email us. Additionally, we're hosting a luncheon on May 3rd with Secretary of State Scott Schwab. Register on our website. Your involvement enriches our Law Day and community. Thank you for your support. 

Law Day 2024

Voices of Democracy

The Voices of Democracy Law Day theme encourages Americans to participate in the 2024 elections by deepening their understanding of the electoral process; discussing issues in honest and civil ways; turning out to vote; and, finally, helping to move the country forward after free and fair elections. In this way, Americans ensure that our government remains responsive to the wishes of the people. We invite all Americans to join us on May 1, 2024, to celebrate Law Day by lifting their voices to strengthen our democracy.

2024 Liberty Bell Award Winner

YWCA Northeast Kansas

Kathleen Marker

YWCA Northeast Kansas

Kathleen Marker brought a wealth of experience in leadership, finance, and international business development to her roles in various organizations. In her past role as the Chief Executive Officer of YWCA Northeast Kansas since July 2016, Kathleen was instrumental in advancing the organization's mission of eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. Her leadership transformed YWCA Northeast Kansas into a national model for empowering women and advocating for racial and social justice, providing essential services to survivors of domestic abuse and human trafficking. Prior to her tenure at YWCA, Kathleen served as the Director of Finance at the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence, contributing to operational excellence. With a background in academia, Kathleen also served as an Adjunct Lecturer at Groupe ESC Clermont, enriching the academic experience of graduate students in business communication. Additionally, her experience in international business development at Meristem Therapeutics honed her expertise in developing strategies and fostering relationships with global partners. Kathleen's dedication to service extended beyond her professional roles, as evidenced by her volunteer work as the President of the International Women's Club and treasurer and council member for the Episcopal churches in Europe. Throughout her career, Kathleen Marker demonstrated a deep commitment to making a positive impact in her community and beyond. In 2024, Kathleen retired, leaving behind a legacy of leadership and service.

Law Day with the TBA through the years.

Proclamation is signed by the Kansas Governor and the Topeka Mayor  

Liberty Bell Award is Presented on Law Day

The purpose of the Liberty Bell Award program is to recognize community service that has strengthened the American system of freedom under the law. Any individual who has rendered outstanding service to his/her community may be considered eligible. While all fields of endeavor are intended for inclusion, the award's purpose is to accord public recognition to men and women, particularly non-lawyers, for outstanding service in one or more of these areas:

 Promoting a better understanding of our Constitution and the Bill of Rights;

 Encouraging greater respect for law and the courts;

 Stimulating a deeper sense of individual responsibility so that citizens recognize their duties as well as their rights;

 Contributing to the effective functioning of our institutions of governments; and

 Fostering a better understanding and appreciation of the rule of law.

Law Day Coloring Contest for Students K-5

  • One winner is selected for each age group and awarded a Gift Certificate
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